Cooking meant I didn’t have to rely on him to feed myself — and although it was nice to have that initial reason to stay in contact, it was much nicer to have it as a shared interest and hobby. While I missed him terribly when we tried to make our relationship last long-distance, cooking for m…
I’ve always been surrounded by men who cook much better than me. My ex-boyfriend and I had started dating when I was around 18 and didn’t have any cooking skills after living with my parents. He is older and has a lot of experience cooking, so I never had to do it myself whenever I’d come over and especially when I’d move in with him. Kitchen was fully his territory. No wonder not being able to cook for myself brought me a lot of anxiety after we broke up.
There’s a lot of of truth in your article — I’ve finally started feeling myself very independed after I learned to cook and even enjoy it. Turns out it can be very fun!